Libraries

Booking our facilities

Some of our libraries have rooms that you can hire for local groups and activities.

Discounted rates are available for registered charities and for repeat bookings during normal opening hours. You might also be able to hire a room outside of normal opening hours but there could be an extra charge for this. Contact us if you'd like more information before requesting to book a room. You might also be able to book a computer and projector to use, if they're available.

You need to submit your room hire request at least 10 working days before the date of your booking.

If we can accept your booking we’ll send you a confirmation and an invoice that you’ll need to pay within 30 days.

Libraries with rooms available to hire

Library @ the Lightbox

Room Maximum capacity Layouts and capacities Facilities Hire charges
Children's library Dependent on activity Fixed seating Hearing loop Price on application
IT suite  20 Fixed seating (20 people) Interactive touch-sensitive screen

PCs (20)

Photocopier / printer / scanner
Price on application
Maker space lab 10 Fixed seating (10 people) None Price on application
Meeting booth 6 Fixed seating (6 people) Screen only - to connect to your own device Price on application
Meeting room Fixed seating (4 people) Interactive touch-sensitive screen Hourly rate: £10

Full day rate: £70
Meeting room 8 Fixed seating (8 people) Interactive touch-sensitive screen Hourly rate: £15

Full day rate: £115
Events room
(third floor)
100 Boardroom (32 people)

Cabaret (64 people)

Herringbone (96 people)

Theatre (100 people)
Bluetooth sound system

Hearing loop

Interactive touch-sensitive screen

Kitchen

Multi-function screens (4)
Hourly rate: £35

Full day rate: £225
Events room and roof terrace
(third floor)
160 Boardroom (32 people)

Cabaret (64 people)

Herringbone (96 people)

Theatre (100 people)
Bluetooth sound system

Hearing loop

Interactive touch-sensitive screen

Kitchen

Multi-function screens (4)
Hourly rate: £70

Full day rate: £450
Sharing Space*
(ground floor)
45 Arc (45 people)

Circle (45 people)

Theatre (45 people)
Hearing loop

Interactive touch-sensitive screen
Hourly rate: £35

Full day rate: £225

Full Sunday day rate: £350
Ground floor* 200 Flexible for requirements Bluetooth sound system

Hearing loop

Interactive touch-sensitive screen

32 amp socket
Hourly rate: £70

Full day rate: £450

Full Sunday day rate: £700

* Hire of these spaces is also available outside of our core opening hours for an extra charge. Hire on Sundays can only be made by members of our trusted key holder scheme.

Library @ Darfield

Room Layouts and capacities Fixed equipment Hire charges
Darfield Library - no separate rooms are available

Please note, hire isn't available during library opening hours.
Boardroom (15 people)

Classroom (14 people)

Theatre (30 people)
None Hourly rate: £12

Full day rate: £85

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Library @ Dodworth

Room Layouts and capacities Fixed equipment Hire charges
Dodworth Library - no separate rooms are available

Please note, hire isn't available during library opening hours. 
Boardroom (12 people)

IT area (4 people)
Dry-wipe marker board

PCs (4)

Scanner and photocopier (charges apply)
Hourly rate: £12

Full day rate: £85

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Library @ Goldthorpe

Room Layouts and capacities Fixed equipment Hire charges
Meeting room Boardroom (20 people)

Theatre (30 people)
Flip chart

Projector

Screen
Hourly rate: £12

Full day rate: £85

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Library @ Hoyland

Room Layouts and capacities Fixed equipment Hire charges
Single meeting room Boardroom (10 people) None Hourly rate: £12

Full day rate: £85
Two rooms combined Boardroom (20 people) None Hourly rate: £18

Full day rate: £127
Three rooms combined Boardroom (30 people) None Hourly rate: £24

Full day rate: £170

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Library @ Mapplewell and Staincross

Room Layout and capacities Fixed equipment Hire charges
IT suite IT work spaces (11 people) Dry-wipe marker board

PCs (11)

Printer and photocopier (charges apply
Hourly rate: £12

Full day rate: £85

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Library @ Thurnscoe

Room Layouts and capacities Fixed equipment Hire charges
Media room

Please note, hire isn't available during library opening hours. 
Boardroom (12 people)

Classroom (12 people)

Horseshoe (12 people)
Dry-wipe marker board

Flip chart
Hourly rate: £12

Full day rate: £85

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Library @ Wombwell

Room Layouts and capacities Fixed equipment Hire charges
Meeting room 1 Boardroom (20 people)

Horseshoe (16 people)

Theatre (55 people)
 Flip chart Hourly rate: £12

Full day rate: £85
Meeting room 2 Boardroom (16 people)

Horseshoe (12 people)

Theatre (30 people)
 Flip chart Hourly rate: £12

Full day rate: £85
Meeting room 1 and 2 combined Boardroom (22 people)

Horseshoe (22 people)

Theatre (55 people)
 Flip chart Hourly rate: £18

Full day rate: £127
Meeting room 3 Boardroom (12 people)  Flip chart Hourly rate: £12

Full day rate: £85

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Library @ Worsbrough

Room Layouts and capacities Fixed equipment Hire charges
Worsbrough Library - no separate rooms are available

Please note, hire isn't available during library opening hours. 
Boardroom (15 people)

Classroom (14 people)

IT suite (8 people)

Theatre (30 people)

Dry-wipe marker board

PCs (8)
Hourly rate: £12

Full day rate: £85

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Learning centre libraries with rooms available to hire

You can also hire rooms at library locations within our Adult Skills and Community Learning centres.

You can request to book these by emailing the centre directly.

Library @ Cudworth

Cudworth Centre of Excellence has four training rooms available, each with a capacity for 8 people. Rooms can be combined to create larger meeting rooms for up to 16 people. Interactive white boards are available in two of the rooms.

There's also an IT suite with capacity for 10 people and a fully equipped learner kitchen for 8 people.

Library @ Grimethorpe

The Acorn Centre in Grimethorpe has several meeting rooms available for hire.

Please contact the centre to discuss your requirements.

Library @ Penistone

Penistone E-learning Centre has an IT suite for up to 30 people and a meeting room for 12 people available to hire.

Please contact the centre to discuss your requirements.

Library @ Roundhouse

Roundhouse Lifelong Learning Centre has a variety of rooms are available including two IT suites with interactive white boards, a small hall for up to 16 people and a large hall with an interactive white board for over 50 people.

A fully equipped learner kitchen for 8 people is also available.

Library @ Royston

Royston Lifelong Learning Centre has four meeting rooms, available with different layouts, with capacities of between 11 and 30 people.

A fully equipped learner kitchen for 8 people is also available.

Cancellation charges

  • Less than 7 days notice: 25% of hire charge
  • 48 to 24 hours notice: 50% of hire charge
  • Less than 24 hours notice or non-attendance: 100% of hire charge

Terms and conditions

Please read the terms and conditions for booking one of our rooms.